Make A Scrapbook For A Surprise Party
It is so much fun to prepare a “surprise party”. I prepared a celebration a 70th birthday. After it was done, we realized the amount of work we completed in pulling it off and also just how much of that planning she was totally unaware was going on.
I was able to create quite a bit for her scrapbook. We actually really began making plans a year ahead of time. I started her scrapbook with a calendar page from the year before. This included photos and info from all the banquet rooms we had considered. The banquet room we wound up choosing was in a hotel, so we conserved a postcard from the hotel along with a sales brochure of the hotel.
We did hire an entertainer and so I included some info from his website to add to the scrapbook.
Some of the guests composed personal messages to provide to the birthday girl. They were offered to her at the celebration and then put into her scrapbook with the various other messages.
I also grabbed some of the invitations so she can see the invite that went out to all her friends and family.
Journaling can also be enjoyable when preparing a surprise celebration as you won’t forget many of the awesome details that go into the whole story. Example, our birthday girl did not desire to go to the restaurant where the party was being held. We had to come up with excuses as to why it had to be there to get her to go. When we arrived, we did not desire to walk through the parking garage where she might see familiar cars, and so we led her around the side of the restaurant. She thought we were all losing it and was a bit confused by it all.
Throughout the celebration, we had numerous individuals taking pictures. We obviously were the last guests to show up and I desired photos of the various other guests as they arrived and of the hor d’orves table. And naturally we desired an image of the amazing birthday girl walking in and being totally shocked.
We did take photos throughout the evening and had a great deal to work with when we went to produce her album. In the end, she was able to see the celebration from start to completion through our eyes.